2020-2021 Course Catalog - E.W. Grove School - Henry County High School
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E.W. Grove School Henry County High School 215 Grove Blvd 315 South Wilson Paris, TN 38242 Paris, TN 38242 Phone: (731) 642-4586 Fax: (731) 642-4577 Phone: (731) 642-5232 Fax: (731) 642-5240 2020-2021 Course Catalog
Graduation Requirements English 4 credits To earn a diploma from HCHS, students Math1 4 credits Science2 3 credits must earn the prescribed 27 credits and World History 1 credit have a satisfactory record of discipline and US History 1 credit attendance. Economics ½ credit US Government ½ credit Lifetime Wellness 1 credit State Mandated Testing Physical Education 1 credit EOC Tests: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Biology I, English I, Computer Education3 1 credit English II, World History, US History Personal Finance 1 credit Program of Study/Pathway4 3 credits ACT: Taken during a regular school day--spring semester of 11th Foreign Language5 2 credits grade and fall semester of 12th grade Fine Art5 1 credit Electives 3 credits Civics Exam: must be passed during 12th grade English: Students are required to earn four credits in English. Students must take an English class each year. Mathematics: 1Students graduating in 2013 and beyond are required to have a minimum of four credits in math. All students complete a mathematics course sequence including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and one additional math course. All students must take a math class each year of high school. High school math courses taken during middle school will serve to accelerate a student’s level of math but will not be a substitute for the “math each year” requirement. Science2: Students are required to earn a minimum of three credits in science. Biology I and Chemistry I are required by all. The Henry County Board of Education requires all students to take a science during their senior year. Social Studies: Students are required to earn three credits in Social Studies. World History, US History, Government and Economics are required. The Henry County Board of Education requires all students to take a Social Studies class during their senior year. Lifetime Wellness, Physical Education and Personal Finance: One full credit in each is required. Computer Education3: All students enrolled at EW Grove are required to take either Computer Applications or Computer Science Foundations to meet this requirement. Students that transfer to Henry County in the 10th-12th grades may be exempt from this requirement. Program of Study/Pathway4: Students will have a minimum of 3 Program of Study/Pathway credits which relate to career and academic areas of interest. Students who wish to expand and enhance their career focus will have a minimum of 6 Program of Study/Pathway credits. In July 2019, federal legislation was passed requiring all Program of Study/Pathway credits be taken in specific sequence. Foreign Language/Fine Art5: Foreign Language and Fine Art may be waived for students not planning to attend a four-year college or university and may be replaced with three courses designed to enhance and expand the Program of Study/Pathway focus. When taken, both foreign language credits must be of the same language. Electives: An elective is any course that is not already a requirement for graduation. Athletes and Athletic Eligibility: Students who wish to play sports in Division I or Division II colleges and universities must meet the NCAA requirements for high school credits. These requirements are above and beyond what is required by the State of Tennessee. Certain high school courses will not count for NCAA core course requirements. Student athletes are encouraged to work closely with their school counselor to ensure all NCAA requirements are met. ACT: Beginning with the Class of 2018, students are required to have taken the ACT in order to graduate. The ACT is given free of charge to all students in the spring semester of the 11th grade and in the fall semester of the 12th grade. Both tests are given during a regular school day. The scores earned on the ACT in this program are college reportable scores, accepted by all colleges and universities. Students who score at or above all of the subject area readiness benchmarks on the ACT with graduate with Honors. The ACT benchmarks are: English: 18, Math: 22, Reading: 22, Science: 23.
GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA) The CUMULATIVE grade point average includes grades earned in all courses and is determined on a numerical scale. For instance, a student may have a cumulative GPA of 101.56 or 87.9. The HOPE SCHOLARSHIP grade point average is based on a fixed quality point system. Points are earned for the grade in a course. For instance, a student may have a GPA of 3.25 or 3.75. (A = 4.0; B = 3.0; C = 2.0; D = 1.0; F = 0.0) Weighted courses include the addition of 3, 4 (beginning in 2017-18) or 5 points to the added to the passing grade of the course. Honors Courses and Courses Earning Early Post-Secondary Advanced Placement Courses National Industry Certification Opportunities/Dual Enrollment Courses Will include the addition of 3 points to Will include the addition of 4 points Will include the addition of 5 points to the grades used to calculate the to the grades used to calculate the the grades used to calculate the semester average. semester average. semester average. GRADUATION WITH HONORS, GRADUATION WITH DISTINCTION Graduation with Honors: Students who score at or above all of the subject area readiness benchmarks on the ACT will graduate with Honors. The ACT benchmarks are: English: 18, Math: 22, Reading: 22, Science: 23. Graduation with Distinction: Students will be recognized as graduating with Distinction by attaining at least a 3.0 GPA and completing at least one of the following: Earn a nationally-recognized industry certification Participate in at least one Governor’s School Participate in at least one of the state’s All State musical organizations Be selected as a National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist Attain a score of 31 or higher composite score on ACT Attain a score of 3 or higher on at least two AP exams Earn 12 or more semester hours of transcripted postsecondary credit Students must complete the necessary paperwork in the School Counseling Office to receive Distinction recognition. Students graduating with Honors and/or Distinction are recognized during the commencement ceremony. READY GRADUATE INDICATOR A newer requirement included in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for school and district accountability is an “indicator of school quality and student success.” Tennessee’s goal in creating this indicator is to capture evidence of student performance beyond academic proficiency to represent a holistic, well-rounded education. How does a student meet this Ready Graduate Indicator? A Ready Graduate meets one of the following criteria (students can only be “counted” once): score a 21 or higher on the ACT; OR complete four early postsecondary opportunities (EPSOs); OR complete two EPSOs + earn an industry certification (on a CTE pathway leading to a credential); OR complete 2 EPSOs + earn a score of 31 or higher on the ASVAB EARLY POSTSECONDARY OPPORTUNITIES (EPSOs) EPSOs are courses that allow students the chance to earn college credit while still in high school. The Henry County School System currently offers several avenues for students to earn EPSO credits: Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, CLEP and Student Industry Certification. Advanced Placement (AP) Advanced Placement courses are taught according to the College Board Advanced Placement guidelines and students will use college level materials and texts. AP exams must be taken on a specific date and hour during the second or third week of May. Students enrolled in an AP course at Grove or HCHS are required to take the correlating AP exam in order to receive high school credit for the course. Students are responsible for any fees related to the AP exam. It is important to note that the determination of college credit is done at the receiving institution of higher learning. This means that every college or university sets the level of performance expected on the AP exam in order to accept the exam for college credit. It is the responsibility of the student to research the score requirements at the college or university they wish to attend. Specific course descriptions for each AP course offered by Henry County Schools can be found in this catalog. Students may inquire about taking AP tests for courses not offered at HCHS. Advanced Placement Courses offered for the 2019-2020 school year will include:
AP Human Geography AP Computer Science Principles AP Biology AP Chemistry AP English III AP English IV AP US History AP Calculus AP Statistics AP Psychology AP Computer Science A AP Environmental Science AP Physics AP Art Dual Enrollment (DE) Students who meet specified admission requirements have the privilege of applying to earn credit through Jackson State Community College (JSCC) and/or Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT). Students meeting set requirements will be eligible for the Dual Enrollment Grant during their junior and senior years of high school. The grant funding typically covers the cost of the Dual Enrollment class, but does not pay for any needed textbooks, supplies, and/or materials. Information and Orientation meeting will be required in Spring and Summer prior to enrollment. Dual Enrollment courses are offered in a variety of formats. Some are held on the HCHS campus and are taught by HCHS faculty. Other DE courses are taken at the TCAT campus, just across the street from HCHS. Several DE course options will be available to students on the JSCC campus at Central School in Paris, and many dual enrollment courses will be offered online. When students enroll in college courses, they must follow the rules and schedules of both HCHS and the college they are taking the dual enrollment course from. For the 2019-2020 school year, the following Dual Enrollment courses will be offered to students: Dual Enrollment: Jackson State Community College (JSCC) 11th and 12th grades only; application and admission to JSCC required DE English IV(1010) DE English IV(1020) DE US History DE College Algebra DE Biology I (1010) DE Biology II (1020) DE Speech DE Music Appreciation DE Statistics & Probability DE Sociology DE Psychology DE Accounting DE Spanish 1010 and 1020 DE French 1010 and 1020 Dual Enrollment: Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) 11th and 12th grades only; application and admission to TCAT required; MINIMUM of 2 sections of same course per year; all DE TCAT courses align with a specific program of study/pathway. Supply fee required each semester (varies by course). Courses offered include: DE Industrial Maintenance DE Welding DE Computer Info Technology DE Residential Maintenance DE Machine Tool DE Motorcycle/ATV Repair DE Cosmetology DE Collision Repair DE Admin Office Technology DE Health Info Management INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION (IC) Industry certifications are earned through secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs and courses. High school students are encouraged to focus their elective credits on robust, career- aligned learning programs of study (also known as pathways). All student industry certification options in Henry County Schools are aligned with local, state and national postsecondary and employment readiness opportunities. Industry certifications offered to qualified students at HCHS could include: Certified Production Technician (CPT), OSHA 10, American Welding Society Certified Welder, Animal Science Certification, NCCER Construction Technology, Adobe Illustrator Specialist Certification, Child Development Associate (CDA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), CompTIA IT Fundamentals, MicroSoft MOUS Specialist (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP) Developed by the College Board, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams can be taken by students to assess mastery of postsecondary-level material acquired in a variety of ways, including through general academic instruction, significant independent study or extracurricular work. Students may earn credit for postsecondary coursework in a specific subject. Henry County High School does not set the scoring criteria or award credit for CLEP exams; that is done at the postsecondary institution. Students and parents are encouraged to contact the college or university they plan to attend to determine which CLEP assessments are accepted, and the minimum score requirements. CLEP opportunities are available in: American Literature, Analyzing & Interpreting Literature, College Composition, English Literature, Humanities, French, Spanish, German, American Government, History of US, Human Growth & Development, Intro to Educational Psychology, Intro to Psychology, Intro to Sociology, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Biology, Chemistry, Calculus, Natural Sciences, Financial Accounting, Information Systems, Intro to Business Law, Principles of Management, Principles of Marketing
SCHEDULING PROCEDURES AND POLICIES During each spring semester, registration information sessions are held. These informational sessions will include: 1) a presentation of information found throughout this course catalog; 2) the opportunity to meet with teachers and students currently enrolled in available programs; 3) the opportunity to work with a counselor or other trained faculty member to create/review/adjust the student’s 4-year plan and to make course request selections. The master schedule for the school is created based on the course requests of the students. All students receive their schedules on the first day of the new semester. Should schedules be available before the first day of school, communication from the school (typically via email, Facebook, and/or Twitter) will relay schedule availability and access. Schedule Change Requests: Requests for schedule changes must be done during the designated drop/add period at the beginning of a semester or prior to a semester beginning (dates will be communicated). Only VALID schedule changes will be considered. Valid requests could include updating course selections based on summer school credits or correcting a scheduling error made by the school. INVALID changes include changing classes because of reconsiderations, for the sake of getting a different teacher, or to take classes with one’s friends, and will not be considered. A student may request a change of teacher if the student is retaking a class that he/she failed with the same teacher during a previous semester. Again, the master schedule has been completed based on course requests and schedule changes will be very limited. No Dropping in Level: Students who requested and who were recommended for Honors and Advanced Placement courses will be obligated to remain in them during the year. Students may not drop a level because they changed their minds over the summer or because they desire a different teacher. Simply finding the work of the course to be difficult is not a valid reason for a course change. Consideration, however, will be given to special hardships. Courses Must Be Taken In Sequence: Students must pass one level of a course before they can take the next level of the same course. For example, students must pass Spanish I before they can take Spanish II. Students must pass English I before they can take English II, English II before they can take English III, and so on. Class Structure: Grove and HCHS are on a 4x4 block system with 4 ½-week grading periods. Class periods are typically 90 minutes long with 4 periods per day in a normal day. Courses for one-half credit are nine-weeks in duration. Full credit courses are eighteen-weeks (or one semester) in duration. Students have the opportunity to earn eight credits per school year. Standard level courses follow the content standards, learning expectations and performance indicators approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education and Henry County Schools. Standard level courses are open to all students. Honors level courses substantially exceed the content standards, learning expectations and performance indicators of standard courses. Teachers of honors courses model instructional approaches that facilitate maximum interchange of ideas among students: independent study, self-directed research and learning and appropriate use of technology. All honors courses include multiple assessments exemplifying coursework such as: short answer, constructed-response, writing prompts, performance based tasked, portfolios and analytical writing. Additionally, Henry County School Board Policy 4.6 requires that honors level courses include a minimum of five (5) of the following components: 1) extended reading assignments that connect with the specified curriculum; 2) research-based writing assignments that address and extend the course curriculum; 3) projects that apply course curriculum to relevant situations; 4) open ended investigations in which the student selects the questions and designs the research; 5) writing assignments that demonstrate a variety of modes, purposes and styles; 6) integration of appropriate technology; 7) deeper exploration of the culture, values, and history of the discipline; 8) extensive opportunities for problem solving experiences through imagination, critical analysis, and application; 9) job shadow experiences with presentations which connect class study to the world of work.
The following is a list of all courses TYPICALLY offered at E.W. Grove and Henry County High Schools. Keep in mind that all course offerings are dependent upon course requests, enrollment, and faculty teaching assignments. E.W. Grove and HCHS set their course sections and build their master schedules based entirely on student requests for courses. The spring registration determines the courses that the schools will offer the following fall. Once the master schedules are created, students are obligated to take the courses they requested. Students, therefore, should plan their schedule requests carefully, in a manner which matches their abilities and educational goals. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ENGLISH All students are required to earn four credits in English while in high school, and are required to take an English course each year. The English Department program in Henry County Schools uses an English language arts curriculum designed for whole-class instruction. Developed by professional educators, this curriculum guides teachers and students through the development of thematic units that ensure all students can read, understand, and express their understanding of complex, grade-level texts. English IA/IB** is a course designed to give a brief review of basic grammatical skills before moving into more advanced reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. These skills are based upon the standards designated by the Tennessee Department of Education and are taught in an integrated progression that ensures all students meet post-secondary and workforce expectations. Honors English I is a course designed to give a brief review of basic grammatical skills before moving into more advanced reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. These skills are based upon the standards designated by the Tennessee Department of Education and are taught in an integrated progression that ensures all students meet post-secondary and workforce expectations. Not only does this course move at a quicker pace than a standard English class, but it also requires additional expectations as set forth by the Tennessee Board of Education (Policy 3.301) and the Henry County Board of Education (Policy 4.60). This course focuses on challenging students with nonfiction passages, literature and enhanced writing expectations. Text analysis will center on examining the structure, purpose and central ideas of a passage, and writing assignments will emphasize constructing various types of strong sentences and improving organization, content, and style in written work. English II: English II is a course designed to improve writing skills and to emphasize reading comprehension. Course work will include various types of composition, reading selections from the text and additional readings. Honors English II This course provides a challenging, enriched curriculum for the college-bound student. Emphasis will be placed on the development of essay writing and research techniques. The course will focus on developing strong analytical thinking and writing skills and will work to prepare students for ACT and AP English III (AP English Language). English III: This course English III is designed to refine writing skills and to increase the student’s knowledge and appreciation of both classical and contemporary American literature. The course focuses on learning basic principles of grammar and usage, increasing vocabulary skills, constructing various types of strong sentences, and emphasizing organization, content and style in written work. Honors English III This course will feature American literature and focus on advanced principles of grammar and usage, increasing vocabulary skills, writing persuasive essays and literary analyses, recognizing the various elements of literature, developing advanced reading skills through the short story, drama and novel. Additional topics will include literary terminology and approaches to literary criticism. Major out of class reading and writing assignments will be required. AP English III (course taught in tandem with AP US History, encompassing both semesters, students earn 1 credit in each) The AP English III course challenges students who have established a record of achievement and self-discipline in the study of English. The assignments will focus on preparation for the AP English Language and Composition Exam, AP English IV and future college independence. Students will be expected to identify major American literary genres and historical periods, to reinforce vocabulary through personal reading and in-class assignments, to develop topics using rhetoric, synthesis, argumentation, and research, and to express ideas clearly in oral and reports and multiple written essays. Through close reading and discussion, students will develop a language of discourse for non-fiction writing. Numerous supplemental readings and documented papers will be required. English IV: English IV is designed to further refine writing skills and increase the student’s knowledge and appreciation of both contemporary and classical British literature. Coursework will include advanced styles of composition, selected readings from outside sources, development of advanced research skills and the improvement of listening and speaking.
DE English IV (English 1010): This course is the study and practice of expository and persuasive writing. Topics will include critical reading and writing essays, with emphasis on research, writing process and effective formatting. Dual Enrollment English IV is a college level course offered in conjunction with Jackson State Community College. The pace and scope of the work is accelerated and students must exhibit self-discipline and motivation. Upon successful completion of the course, students will earn a credit in both high school English and a freshman composition class. Note: DE English 1020 is the next course in progression and may be offered as well. AP English IV: This is a college level course for students who wish to pursue college credit while in high school. The pace and scope of the work is accelerated and students must exhibit self-discipline and motivation. In May, students will take the national AP exam designed by the College Board to determine if they may receive 3-6 hours of freshman level college credit. This course pursues varied genres and writers from world literature. The student will be expected to identify major literary genres and literary periods, review modes of composition and how those best fit individual needs for communication, and express ideas clearly in both oral and written reports. Creative Writing: Creative writing is designed to aid students in their creative expression, as well as delivery of one’s writing. Students will read and discuss articles on the craft of writing. Students will read and evaluate the effectiveness of fiction of varying styles, and will write and workshop short stories. Students will also analyze poetic vocabulary and read and interpret poems of varying styles. Students will be expected to deliver their writing to an audience. This course is only offered at Grove. Math All students are required to complete a math course sequence including at minimum Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and one additional mathematics course. All students must take a math class each year of high school. High school math courses taken during middle school will serve to accelerate a student’s level of math but will not be a substitute for the “math each year” requirement. The mathematics program in Henry County Schools provides multiple opportunities for advanced study and significant support for the scheduling of those course options. Students are strongly advised to develop a plan for their mathematics courses in consultation with parents, school counselors, and especially with mathematics teachers. This plan should reflect a student’s aptitude, interests and post-secondary aspirations and should be reviewed annually for continued applicability. Algebra IA/Algebra IB**: Algebra I uses problem situations, physical models and appropriate technology to extend algebraic thinking and engage student reasoning. Problem solving situations will provide all students an environment that promotes communication and fosters connections within mathematics to other disciplines and to the real world. Honors Algebra I uses problem situations, physical models and appropriate technology to extend algebraic thinking and engage student reasoning. Problem solving situations will provide all students an environment that promotes communication and fosters connections within mathematics to other disciplines and to the real world. In accordance with the Tennessee Department of Education Curriculum Standards, students in the course will understand computations results and operations involving real numbers in multiple systems, understand properties of and relationships between subsets and elements of the real number system; understand and apply algebraic properties in order to perform operations with polynomials; solve linear equations; use the Pythagorean Theorem, and understand basic counting procedures and concepts of probability. Extensive out of class and independent problem solving will be expected at the Honors Algebra I level. Geometry: The heart of Geometry is the study of transformations and the role transformations play in defining congruence. The topic of transformations was introduced in a primarily experiential manner in Grade 8 and is formalized in the Geometry course with the use of precise language. The need for clear use of language is emphasized through vocabulary, the process of writing steps to perform constructions, and ultimately as part of the proof-writing process. Geometry is the study of two and three dimensional geometric figures introduced by points, lines, planes and writing proofs. Honors Geometry emphasizes inductive and deductive reasoning to independently make and evaluate mathematical arguments and construct appropriate proofs of the fundamental theorems of geometry. Students will utilize multiple representations (verbal, iconic/pictorial, graphical, symbolic) to solve problems, model mathematical ideas, and to communicate solution strategies. In addition, appropriate technology will be incorporated to develop understanding of abstract mathematical ideas, to facilitate problem solving and to produce accurate and reliable models. Algebra II: Algebra II extends and deepens the mathematical concepts and procedures development in Algebra I and introduces the mathematics student to higher order polynomial, rational and transcendental functions. Students will understand the hierarchy of the complex number system and relationships among the elements, properties and operations. Students will also understand the trigonometric functions and their relationships, understand statistical sampling and calculate measures of central tendency and spread. Emphasis is placed on relations and functions, systems of equations and inequalities, rational and complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions.
Honors Algebra II is an accelerated version of Algebra II. It extends and deepens the mathematical concepts and procedures development in Algebra I and introduces the mathematics student to higher order polynomial, rational and transcendental functions. Students will understand the hierarchy of the complex number system and relationships among the elements, properties and operations. Students will also understand the trigonometric functions and their relationships, understand statistical sampling and calculate measures of central tendency and spread. Emphasis is placed on relations and functions, systems of equations and inequalities, rational and complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions. More emphasis is placed on problem solving techniques that challenge students’ level of competence. DE College Algebra is a college-level course offered in conjunction with Jackson State Community College. The pace and scope of the work is accelerated and students must exhibit self-discipline and motivation. Upon successful completion of the course, students will earn both high school and college credit. Applied Mathematical Concepts: Applied Mathematical Concepts is a math course designed for students who have a math ACT sub-score of 19 or higher. This course is designed for students who have an interest in careers that use applied mathematics such as banking, industry, human resources, etc. In-depth topics include financial mathematics, probability and statistics, and linear programming. Bridge Math: Bridge Math is designed for senior students who have a math ACT sub-score below 19. Concepts taught include emphasis on previously taught math concepts, college and career readiness standards, and real-world math application. DE Statistics: This is a college-level course offered through Jackson State Community College. The pace and scope of the work is accelerated and students must exhibit self-discipline and motivation. Students will earn a credit in both high school Statistics and a college mathematics class recognized by many Tennessee public post-secondary schools. AP Statistics: This is an accelerated course for highly motivated students with a strong background in mathematics. Students will take the national Statistics exam for the opportunity to earn college credit for the course. Honors PreCalculus: This course is designed to prepare students for college math courses focusing on advanced math concepts. AP Calculus: This is an accelerated course for highly motivated students with a strong background in mathematics. Students will take the national Calculus exam for the opportunity to earn college credit for the course. Differential and integral calculus will be studied. SCIENCE Every student is required to have a sequence of three credits in science for graduation. The courses include Biology I, Chemistry I and one other lab science course. In addition, it is a Henry County School Board Policy that students will be enrolled in a science course in their senior year. Data shows that students who take high school biology, chemistry and physics score higher on the ACT test than students who do not. In addition, many colleges and universities require incoming freshmen to have completed additional upper-level high school science courses, regardless of their intended college major. The science departments of Grove and HCHS provide a variety of opportunities for scientific exploration. Biology I: Students will learn about living things through explorations in to the basic principles of biology, biochemistry, and micro-organisms. Learning will occur through both traditional and laboratory experiences. Honors Biology I is an accelerated version of Biology I. More emphasis is placed on problem solving techniques that challenge students’ level of competence. Physical Science: Physical Science is designed to prepare students to succeed in other high school courses, especially physics and chemistry. Physical Science focuses on the elements, atoms and other fundamental principles of basic chemistry. Environmental Science: Environmental Science is a course that enables students to develop and understanding of the natural environment and the environmental problems facing the world. Chemistry I: Chemistry I is designed to focus on fundamental problem solving skills, laboratory skills, data interpretation and the use of the periodic table of elements as a basic tool. Honors Chemistry I is an accelerated version of Chemistry I. More emphasis is placed on problem solving techniques that challenge students’ level of competence.
Honors Chemistry II: This is a second year Chemistry course, offering advanced study for students interested in majoring in science. Topics will include the nature of matter, chemical laws, chemical calculations, chemical compounds and equations and kinetics. Honors Biology II: Honors Biology II is a lab course focusing on cell structure and function, genetic principles, anatomy and physiology of plants, microorganisms and ecology. AP Physics: This is an accelerated course for highly motivated students with a strong background in mathematics and science. It will cover motion mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics and light and optics. Extensive use of algebra is required for problem solving. Students will take the national Physics exam for the opportunity to earn college credit for the course. DE Biology I (1010) and DE Biology II (1020): This is a college level course offered in conjunction with Jackson State Community College. The pace and scope of the work is accelerated and students must exhibit self-discipline and motivation. Upon successful completion of the course, students will earn credit for both high school and college. AP Biology: This is a college level course offering advanced study of biology. Students will take the national Biology exam for the opportunity to earn college credit for the course. AP Chemistry**: This is a college level course offering advanced study of chemistry. Students will take the national Chemistry exam for the opportunity to earn college credit for the course. AP Environmental Science: This is a college level course. Students cultivate their understanding of the interrelationships of the natural world through inquiry-based lab investigations and field work as they explore concepts like the four Big Ideas; energy transfer, interactions between earth systems, interactions between different species and the environment, and sustainability. SOCIAL STUDIES AP Human Geography: This course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use and alteration of the Earth’s surface. Students will learn to employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human socioeconomic organization and its environmental consequences. Students will also learn methods and tools for human research and applications. Students will take the national College Board exam for the opportunity to earn college credit for this course. This course is only offered at Grove. World History: This course is designed to give the student an overview of world history and the development of human civilization from ancient times to the present. Honors World History is an accelerated level of the World History course. In addition to regular course assignments, students will be expected to complete extensive reading, writing and research projects focusing on economics, politics and international relations. US History: This course begins with a study of major themes that have shaped the formation of the United States and ends with a look at contemporary issues generated by those recurrent American themes. DE US History: This is a college-level course offered in conjunction with Jackson State Community College. The pace and scope of the work is accelerated and students must exhibit self-discipline and motivation. Upon successful completion of the course, students will earn a credit in both high school Honors US History and a freshman history class. AP US History (course taught in tandem with AP English III, encompassing both semesters, students earn 1 credit in each): This is a college level course offering advanced study of American History. Students will take the national US History exam for the opportunity to earn college credit for the course. US Government: This course deals with the structure and functions of government with emphasis on political process, parties, and pressure groups. Public opinion, polling and campaigns will be examined as a part of the political process. Honors US Government is an accelerated level of US Government. Students will be expected to complete extensive reading, writing and research assignments focusing on the American government. Economics: This course examines how the American economy works. Honors Economics is an accelerated level of Economics. Students will be expected to complete extensive reading, writing and research assignments focusing on the American economy.
Sociology: Students will explore the ways sociologists view society and also how they study the social world. In addition, students will examine culture, socialization, deviance and the structure and impact of institutions and organizations. Also, students will study selected social problems and how change impacts individuals and societies. DE Sociology: This course is offered through Jackson State Community College. Students will explore the ways sociologists view society, and also how they study the social world. In addition, students will examine culture, socialization, deviance and the structure and impact of institutions and organizations. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded both high school and college credit. DE Psychology: This course is offered through Jackson State Community College. Students will study the development of scientific attitudes and skills, including critical thinking, problem solving, and scientific methodology Students will elaborate on the importance of drawing evidence-based conclusions about psychological phenomena and gain knowledge on a wide array of issues on both individual and global levels. AP Psychology: The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major fields within psychology, and also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice. VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Students must take one credit of a fine or performing art to meet graduation requirements. Henry County Schools supports the offering of a strong and varied visual and performing arts program. Students have the opportunity to develop, advance and demonstrate their skill in choral music, theater, instrumental music, and studio art. Beginning, intermediate and advanced levels are offered in each genre. Several times each year, the talents of students are showcased through school and community events. Art I: The art curriculum is designed to study aesthetics, art criticism, art history and art production. In addition to developing sensitivity to aesthetic values, the skills of drawing, painting, ceramics, calligraphy and print making are explored. Art II and III: Art II and Art III enhance skills learned in Art I by including more advanced projects. Projects include class assignments, murals and art work for the community. This course will provide career and school information and stimulate individual creative expression. AP Art**: The AP Art course is designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. Students develop three portfolios for evaluation —2-D Design, 3-D Design, and Drawing—corresponding to the most common college foundation courses. Theater Arts I, II, III and IV: Theater Arts I is an introduction to theater, exploring its history, the structure and analysis of plays, the fundamentals of acting and the play production process. Students will learn to improvise scenes, and will read and perform scenes from plays. Units in the technical aspect of theater such as scenery and lighting will also be included. Advanced classes are for those students interested in writing, acting, and directing. Performance will be stressed, culminating in a One-Act play presented for an audience. Speech and Communication: Confidence and skill in oral communication are emphasized in this course. The intent is to prepare students for public speaking required in college courses as well as on the job. Training in debate, group discussion and student congress will be developed. Music History: Music History provides an overview of music from Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary stylistic periods. Parallels are drawn between historical events and their impact on the development of music. Chorus: All types and forms of music will be covered, from Bach to pop. All students are expected to perform in after-school concerts. Some music theory and music appreciation will be included. Students will be expected to work in both ensemble and solo situations. Concert Singers, Bella Vocé: More advanced classes than Chorus, these classes will continue the development of singing with mixed ensembles and in solo situations. Requirements are that each member is expected to participate in all after school performances and class activities. Students must have director approval to enroll in Bella Vocé. Madrigals: This is an application only course. Students must apply and perform with the Choral faculty before participating in the course. Madrigals is a course in advanced choral singing. Extensive rehearsal time is expected. A national choral festival is attended every year. A large amount of time is devoted to civic and community performances. Band, Percussion, and Color Guard: All band students participate in both marching and concert band. Marching season is July – November and includes performances at pep rallies, ball games, parades and marching competitions. Marching
band will also participate in the World’s Biggest Fish Fry and other parades in the spring. Concert season is October – May and includes performances at the Christmas Concert, spring concert, a concert festival and solo and ensemble events. All students are expected to attend after school rehearsals for all events. Students are provided a rehearsal schedule each month. Strings: Instruction in stringed instruments is provided through the Strings class. Students must maintain their own instruments and must have had prior instruction in a stringed instrument. DE Speech: This is a college-level course offered in conjunction with Jackson State Community College. Students will learn the art of public speaking and will practice speaking in front of others. The pace and scope of the work is accelerated and students must exhibit self-discipline and motivation. Upon successful completion of the course, students will earn a credit in both high school and college. DE Music Appreciation: This is a college-level course offered in conjunction with Jackson State Community College. The pace and scope of the work is accelerated and students must exhibit self-discipline and motivation. Upon successful completion of the course, students will earn a credit in both high school and college. PE/WELLNESS/PERSONAL FINANCE Students are required to earn one credit in each of the following: PE, Wellness and Personal Finance. The knowledge and skills developed in these courses serve to prepare students to lead physically and financially healthy lifestyles. Wellness: This class will cover the seven areas of wellness for a healthy lifestyle. Physical Education: A goal of the physical education program is to develop knowledge of the rules, strategies and historical aspects of various sports, such as tennis and racquetball, basketball, volleyball. Focus will be on the benefits of an active lifestyle. Both Wellness and PE are required for all students. Personal Fitness: Topics and activities will include personal fitness programs, stress management, fitness games, nutrition and weight-lifting. A personal work out plan will be designed and implemented. Weight & Strength Training: This course is designed for the serious student athlete who has a desire to work on total body strength and fitness. Students will gain knowledge in fitness concepts such as frequency, intensity, duration, sets and repetitions. A weightlifting program designed to build strength and muscle will be developed and implemented. Advanced Personal Fitness: Advanced topics and activities involved in personal fitness programs including weightlifting plans, personal eating plans, development of a personal fitness plan, as well as conditioning activities. Personal Finance: Personal Finance is a course designed to help students understand the impact of individual choices on occupational goals and future earnings potential. Additional Elective Opportunities College Inquiry (11th grade): This course is designed to provide students support as they begin researching and applying for post-secondary options. Components may include virtual college tours, researching post-secondary options, completing surveys to assess personal interests and aptitudes, and completing projects which connect individual students needs to options available after high school. College Success (12th grade): This course is designed to empower students to reach their educational, career and life goals. This class introduces students to a wide range of strategies, techniques and self-management tools commonly recognize to lead to college success. Key competencies for this class include Academic Planning, Setting Goals, Managing Time, Career Planning, Note Taking, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Developing Effective Presentations, Transition to Work, Career Exploration and Teamwork. Driver Training: Driver Training is offered with the aim of helping instill in the potential driver an attitude of personal responsibility behind the wheel. Students will complete reading and writing assignments related to traffic laws and will receive behind-the-wheel driving experience. WBL Internship: Work-Based Learning Internship is a capstone course intended to provide students with opportunities to apply the skills and knowledge learned in previous CTE and general education courses within a professional work environment. The course allows students to earn high school credit for on-the-job work experiences, which allow students to interact with industry professionals in order to extend and deepen classroom work and support the development of postsecondary and career readiness knowledge and skills. WBL Internships are available by application only. WBL Internship can be the 3rd course for any/all program of study areas. FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Completion of two credits in the same world language is required for graduation. It is also a requirement for admission to most colleges and universities. A third year of the same language is highly recommended and sometimes expected of students competing for language scholarships, for admission to competitive universities, and for preparing for language placement exams. Spanish I and II: These courses are an introduction to the language and the culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Honors Spanish I and II will move at an accelerated pace and will include additional readings and course assignments outside of the classroom. Honors Spanish III and IV: Honors Spanish III and IV are intermediate level courses. Students will increase their knowledge of Spanish grammar through the reading of Hispanic literature as well as writing and speaking Spanish in classwork, reports and tests. These will be offered as available. German I and II: These courses are an introduction to the language and the culture of the German-speaking world. Honors German I and II will move at an accelerated pace and will include additional readings and course assignments outside of the classroom. French I and II: These courses are an introduction to the language and the culture of the French-speaking world. Honors French I and II will move at an accelerated pace and will include additional readings and course assignments outside of the classroom. Honors German III/IV and Honors French III/IV will be offered as available. DE Spanish 1010 and DE Spanish 1020: A study of pronunciation, phonetics, and basic grammar through the past tense. Emphasis on basic conversational sentences and listening comprehension. Some discussion of Spanish history and customs. DE French 1010 and DE French 1020: A study of pronunciation, phonetics, and basic grammar through the past tense. Emphasis on basic conversational sentences and listening comprehension. Some discussion of French history and customs. COMPUTER EDUCATION All students enrolled as 9th graders at Grove School will take a computer education course. Students will select between Computer Applications or Computer Science Foundations. Computer Applications: This course is designed to develop computer technology skills. Students will use a variety of computer software and hardware tools to explore the historical, social and ethical issues of using computer technology. The focus of the course is enhancing advanced keyboarding skills, becoming proficient in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software applications. In addition, students will be introduced to database software applications. This course is offered at Grove only. Computer Science Foundations: This course provides an engaging introduction to computing concepts. The course focuses on the conceptual ideas of computing so that students understand why computing tools and languages are used to solve problems through a study of human computer interaction, problem solving, web design, programming, and data analysis. This class is the first course in the Information Technology: Coding Program of Study. Upon completion of this course, students are prepared to advance to AP Computer Science Principles coursework. This course is offered at Grove only. PROGRAMS OF STUDY (also known as PATHWAYS) In July 2019, federal legislation was passed requiring all Program of Study/Pathway credits be taken in specific sequence. All students must select and complete a series of courses in a specialized program of study. These programs of study are meant to provide a relevant framework for college and career-aligned rigorous courses that progress a student in knowledge and skills year after year. The courses in these programs of study provide invaluable opportunities for students to experience a subject they are passionate about and explore interests leading to postsecondary learning and future career paths. Each program of study offered to students in Henry County is aligned to national career clusters and developed with input from local business, education and industry leaders. Students will have a minimum of 3 Program of Study/Pathway credits which relate to career and academic areas of interest. Students who wish to expand and enhance their career focus will have a minimum of 6 Program of Study/Pathway credits.
Career Cluster: Advanced Manufacturing Program of Study: Machining Technology Principles of Manufacturing: In this course, students will develop an understanding of the general steps involved in the manufacturing process and master the essential skills to be an effective team member in a manufacturing production setting. Course content covers basic quality principles and processes, blueprints and schematics, and systems. Dual Enrollment Industrial Maintenance** (TCAT): The mission of the Industrial Maintenance Technology Program is designed to meet both the needs of students and the needs of their future employers to develop the skill, knowledge, and competencies needed to work and grow in the industrial maintenance field. This program includes classroom and “hands- on” experience in electronics, electrical, pneumatics, hydraulics, motor controls, programmable controllers, robotics, machine shop, and related math. Students completing this program are prepared to perform at entry level in a typical industrial environment. Students will gain experience using the newest RS Logic software in the PLC program. Career Cluster: Advanced Manufacturing Program of Study: Welding Principles of Manufacturing: In this course, students will develop an understanding of the general steps involved in the manufacturing process and master the essential skills to be an effective team member in a manufacturing production setting. Course content covers basic quality principles and processes, blueprints and schematics, and systems. Dual Enrollment Welding** (TCAT): The mission of the Welding Technology Program is to prepare the student for entry into the labor market as a beginning welder. The course seeks to equip the student with the skills, attitudes, and work habits needed by those who successfully complete and enter into the labor market. The Welding program will teach industry acceptable standards of welds for gas metal arc and oxy-acetylene welding as well as the proper set-up of gas tungsten arc welding equipment. Career Cluster: Agriculture Program of Study: Veterinary Science Agriscience: This class explores animal science, agribusiness, agricultural mechanics, and natural resource management. The standards prepare students to choose among agricultural careers for the 21st century. This course is offered at Grove only. Small Animal Science: Small Animal Science is an intermediate course in animal science and care for students interested in learning more about becoming a veterinarian, vet tech, vet assistant. This course covers anatomy and physiological systems of different groups of small animals, as well as careers, leadership, and history of the industry. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be prepared for more advanced coursework in veterinary and animal science. Large Animal Science: Large Animal Science covers anatomy and physiological systems of different groups of large animals, as well as careers, leadership, and history of the industry. Veterinary Science: Veterinary Science is an advanced course in animal science that covers principles of health and disease, basic animal care and nursing, clinical and laboratory procedures, and additional industry-related career and leadership knowledge and skills. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to pursue advanced study of veterinary science at a postsecondary institution. Prerequisites: Small Animal Science and Large Animal Science. Career Cluster: Agriculture Program of Study: Agribusiness Agriscience: This class explores animal science, agribusiness, agricultural mechanics, and natural resource management. The standards prepare students to choose among agricultural careers for the 21st century. This course is offered at Grove only. Principles of Agribusiness: Principles of Agribusiness teaches students to apply the economic and business principles involved in the sale and supply of agricultural products to a wide range of careers across the industry and builds foundational knowledge of finance and marketing principles. Ag Leadership: This is an applied-knowledge course for students interested in learning more about the attributes and skills of successful leaders in the agriculture industry. This course covers organizational behavior, communication, management, and leadership topics. Students participate in activities that will assist them in the development of communication and interpersonal skills transferrable to any agribusiness application. Greenhouse: Greenhouse Management is an applied-knowledge course designed to prepare students to manage greenhouse operations. This course covers principles of greenhouse structures, plant health and growth, growing media, greenhouse crop selection and propagation, and management techniques. Career Cluster: Agriculture Program of Study: Ag Engineering
Agriscience: This class explores animal science, agribusiness, agricultural mechanics, and natural resource management. The standards prepare students to choose among agricultural careers for the 21st century. This course is offered at Grove only. DE Machine Tool** (TCAT): The Machine Tool Technology Program is designed to provide instruction enabling students to acquire fundamental knowledge of basic machine tool operation and setup procedures as well as instruction in precision measurement, bench work, blueprint reading and shop theory. Our program is on the “cutting edge” of the machine tool industry with an impressive 11 new machines... two Haas CNC lathes, two Haas CNC Mills, two Bridgeport mills, two Sharpe mills, two Sharpe lathes and a vertical band saw. With the machining industry going high tech, these machines are state-of- the-line quality. Career Cluster: Architecture & Construction Program of Study: Residential Construction Fundamentals of Construction: Fundamentals of Construction is a foundational course in the Architecture & Construction cluster covering essential knowledge, skills, and concepts required for careers in construction. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to describe various construction fields and outline the steps necessary to advance in specific construction careers. Students will be able to employ tools safely and interpret construction drawings to complete projects demonstrating proper measurement and application of mathematical concepts. Standards in this course also include an overview of the construction industry and an introduction to building systems and materials. Residential Construction: This is the second course in the Residential Construction program of study intended to prepare students for careers in construction by developing an understanding of the different phases of a construction project from start to finish. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skill Page 2 in the earlier phases of building construction, including site layout, foundation systems, concrete, framing systems, and electrical systems. Students will be able to perform concrete work; frame walls, ceilings, and floors of a structure; and install proper wiring while safely employing tools and interpreting construction drawings to complete projects. Emphasis is placed on demonstrating proper measurement and application of mathematical concepts. Standards in this course also include principles of the construction industry and business and project management. DE Residential Maintenance**(TCAT): The mission of the Residential Building Maintenance program is to prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills to keep a building functioning and to service a variety of structures. Building maintenance workers have opportunities for employment in the repair/maintenance of residential and commercial building such as homes, apartments, schools, or government buildings. The objective of this course is to provide instruction in the basic maintenance and repair skills required to service building systems such as plumbing and electrical systems. Students will gain hands-on experience in electrical, plumbing, and basic carpentry. Career Cluster: Architecture & Construction Program of Study: Interior Design Interior Design I: This is the first course in the Interior Design program of study intended to prepare students for careers in residential and commercial interior design. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to analyze and demonstrate the elements and the principles of design, and apply these concepts using sketching techniques in the creation of perspective floor plans. Interior Design II: This is the second course in the Interior Design program of study intended to prepare students for careers in residential and commercial interior design. Students will engage in the development of board presentation techniques for residential spaces using textiles samples and three-dimensional sketches. Interior Design III: This is an applied-knowledge course intended to prepare students for careers in the interior design industry. This course places special emphasis on an internship opportunity and a hands-on capstone project. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will create a design for a specific space and purpose, either residential or commercial, applying skills and knowledge from previous courses and industry-specific technologies. Career Cluster: Arts, Audio/Visual, Technology Program of Study: Graphic Design (Formerly known as Digital Arts & Design) Graphic Design I: Digital Arts & Design I is a foundational course in the Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications cluster for students interested in art and design professions. The primary aim of this course is to build a strong understanding of the principles and elements of design and the design process. Graphic Design II: builds on the basic principles and design process learned in the introductory Digital Arts & Design I course. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to perform advanced software operations to create photographs and illustrations of increasing complexity. Students will employ design principles and use industry software to create layouts for a variety of applications. Standards in this course also include an overview of art and design industries, career exploration, and business management.
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